Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One way to give this year...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm not making this up...

Today on the way home from school Jackson told me he wanted to have a "Korean War" birthday party...with lots of jets. I've got a little over 2 months to change his mind.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mothers of boys in Austin...

I think we're going to try to go to this on Saturday at 11am. Let me know if you are coming too so we can look for you...

Jackson's Blog

I was trying to think of a new post for my blog, but I was having trouble. So I decided to let Jackson pick, and when he woke up from his nap just now I asked him what he thought I should write about. Here's what he said:

Jackson: Mama, Who's going to be my Daddy and Mama when I grow up to be like you?

Beth: Me and Daddy.

Jackson: You're going to be my Mommy and Daddy when I grow up to be like you?

Beth: Uh-huh. We're always going to be your Mommy and Daddy.

Jackson: Are you going to die at the same time as me?

Beth: No, probably not.

Jackson: Cause you're older than me?

Beth: Yes. Is that all you want to say on the blog?

Jackson: Well who's going to read it?

Beth: Our friends and family.

Jackson: Okay you can say...Dear Nana and Big Papa, Jackson really wants to come to your lakehouse and ride the boat and jump off the dock. Grandad and Gammo, I really want to come show you my fighter plane that I made with Amy. Grammy and Papa, I really want to come see that water park that they brought Emily, Rob, and Cody to when their mom and dad wasn't there.

Beth: Anything else?

Jackson: That's all I have to say.

So there you have it. Jackson's Blog. I'm kind of glad he doesn't have one because that was kind of a downer. :-)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Country Divided

Batman for president! (Luke is singing the Batman theme song which he's never heard. Followed by "I'm going to fly to Michigan!")

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A New Look

Mat said nobody was reading my blog anymore because of that stupid owl. So tonight I've used my daylight-savings-extra-hour changing my background. No harm, no fowl.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


For the boys, it seems like Halloween started weeks ago. But the first official thing we did was the costume carnival at school. Here are my cowboys on Thursday morning.

That night Mat and I each carved a pumpkin. Feel free to vote on which one you think is best. :-)

Randomly, the boys went to the dentist on Friday morning. It was their first time and they both thought it was really fun. (Strange, I know.) The dentist was surprised that Luke allowed the hygienist to clean his teeth and do everything that they normally do with older kids.

After the dentist we went to Lunch Bunch at our friend Julie's house. We never managed to take a group photo and most of the kids ended up stripping so they could decorate cookies, but here are some of the cuties.

Then we stopped by the office for a quick visit. Cara (in the blond wig) had treats for the boys. Here they are with Mat, Cara, and Ginny who dressed up for work.

We all enjoyed Halloween in our new neighborhood. We walked around the entire neighborhood with all the kids and parents who live right around us. After we trick-or-treated we all hung out in our front yards and on the street with the kids playing chase until late at night. Most of you who live in family-friendly neighborhoods probably have had this experience before. But this was our first time to have a good trick-or-treating experience and it made us even more happy about our decision to move.

The candy has all been hidden away, and I can proudly say I only had TWO pieces. This is a big deal to me since Halloween has always signaled the dissent into holiday gluttony and porkiness that usually lasts until January 2nd. Not this year! We went to the mall this morning and enjoyed looking at all the Christmas trees and decorations at Macy's. I'm so glad summer is over...I love this time of year!

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